Re: New Worth, Savings & Investment Choices
As you likely know, the actual number of shares can grow in several ways. If you've chosen to reinvest dividends into more stock/mutual fund purchases, then the number of shares in your account will grow. If you own individual stocks, then the shares can split, resulting in more shares (though your account balance, in dollars, will be the same).
If you are in the accumulation phase and aren't reinvesting dividends, then you may not be making much progress relative to inflation
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